"This is more than 290 billion rubles, which investors are ready to invest in the Crimean economy in the next two to three years," Melnikov told reporters.
The minister added that without the flow of investments, the peninsula would remain a region with an outdated infrastructure.
"We would like to turn Crimea into a modern territory," Melnikov stressed.
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